Jim Ede

Jim Ede

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Harold Stanley Ede (7 April 1895 - 15 March 1990) also known as 'Jim' Ede, was a British collector of art and friend to artists. Ede studied painting at Newlyn Art School between 1912 and 1914 when he was called up in World War I. On returning from the Western Front he continued his studies at the Slade School of Art. In 1921, Ede got a job as assistant curator at the Tate Gallery in London whilst continuing to study part time at the Slade. Shortly after he married Helen Schlapp who he had met in Edinburgh. Whilst working at the Tate, he tried to promote the work of the contemporary artists of the day, including artists such as Picasso and Mondrian. However, he was more often thwarted by the more conservative attitudes of the gallery directors. During his time at the Tate, Ede formed numerous friendships with avant-garde artists of the day. In the process, he acquired many works of art that were largely under appreciated at the time. In particular he secured much of the work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska from the estate of Sophie Brzeska.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587130
  • 9786136587134